St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                            Mass Intentions.

Sat 12th Aug (7:30pm)             People of the Parish.

Mon 14th Aug  (7:30pm)           Vigil Mass for 15th Aug People of the Parish..       

Wed 16th Aug (8:00pm)            Paddy & Sue Gaffney. Anniversary Mass. 

Sat 19th Aug (7:30pm)             People of the Parish.



Clare the founder of the 2nd Order of St. Francis:(Feast Day 11th Aug)

Clare having refused to marry at the age of 15, she became very impressed by the preaching of St. Francis. At 18 she escaped one night from her father's home and she joined the group of Franciscans  where she had her long hair cut off her head. Her father and his brothers stormed the convent but she clung to the altar. Sixteen days later her sister Agnes joined her. She and

others came to join her and they lived a life of complete seclusion. However she spent the last 27 years of her life in serious illness.


Annual Youth Day in Lough Derg:

Spend the day with other young people from the Diocese, connect and explore your faith together, in a day of community and pilgrimage at Lough Derg on Thursday the  17th August. To book your place please call Kathleen on 049-8544586 or Carina on 049-4375004 Ext 103.

Age & Opportunity.

Social evening on Wednesday the 16th August, 2pm-5pm. Chiropodist will attend. Usual buses.

Drumavaddy Social & Development Group

Wish to thank all who supported, sponsored, took part and helped out at their very successful  Festival of The Hills last weekend. All your help and support is very much appreciated.


Denn GFC Blotto:

The Blotto Draw took place on 7th August. The winning numbers were; 4, 19, 25 & 26. There was no jackpot winner. The weekly winners of €25 were; Mossy Conaty, Kevin Reilly, Killygarry, Stephen McConnell, Pullakeel, John & Bernie Smith, Banaho & Danny Reilly, Denmore. Next draw will be on Mon, 14th August, in The Tank. Jackpot: €4,100.

Church Collection:

Drumavaddy  6th August €           

Crosskeys:     5th/6th Aug  520.                  Crosskeys:   Pope Collection €310        

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102

Email:    Website:



                               St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                           Mass Intentions.

Sun 13th Aug (11:00am) Sean Maguire Anniversary Mass.

Tue 15th Aug (11:00am) Feast of the Assumption.

Thur 17th Aug (9:30am)

Fri 18th Aug (7:30pm)             Phonsie Tierney & Francis McCabe Anniversary Mass.

Sun 20th Aug (11.00am) Michael Smith Anniversary Mass.  


Recent death: Please remember in your prayers Susan Soraghan, Carriga (mother of Peggy Smith, Kilnacor) whose funeral took place in Lower Lavey last weekend. May she rest in peace.

Entrance Hymn.                                      

Amazing grace! How sweet the sound    T’was grace that taught my heart to fear,

that saved a wretch like me.               and grace my fears relieved.

I once was lost but now I’m found,                   How precious did that grace appear

was blind, but now I see.                      the hour I first believed

Christ be our Light.

Longing for light, we wait in darkness           Longing for peace, our world is troubled.

Longing for truth, we turn to you,                Longing for hope, many despair. 

Make us your own, your holy people,             Your word alone has power to save us.    

Light for the world to see,                        Make us your living voice.

                                      Christ, be our light!

                                    Shine in our hearts.

                                    Shine through the darkness.

                                     Christ, be our light. Shine in

                                        your church gathered today.

Lay your hands:

Lay your hands gently upon us,                    You were sent to free the broken hearted.

Let their touch render your peace,           You were sent to give sight to the blind.  

Let them bring your forgiveness and         You desire to heal all our illness.              

healing,  Lay your hands gently                  Lay your hands, gently lay your hands.

Lay your hands.

Lady of Knock:

There were people of all ages gathered         Through your message was unspoken,

around the gable wall poor and humble men      still the truth in silence lies as we  

and women, little children that you called         gaze upon your vision, and the truth I

we are gathered here before you, and our        try to find, here I stand with John the

hearts are just the same filled with joy at       teacher, and with Joseph at your side

such a vision, as we praise your name.               and I see the Lamb of God, on the altar

Golden Rose, Queen of Ireland, all my cares     glorified. Golden Rose Queen of Ireland

 and troubles cease as we kneel with love        all my cares and trouble cease as we

before you, Lady of Knock, my Queen of           kneel with love before you Lady of   

Peace.                                                          Knock, my Queen of Peace

                      And the lamb will conquer and the woman

                      clothed in the sun will shine her light on everyone (x2)